Rediscover fairy tales and folktales with these fun adaptations featuring unique and clever twists! Recommended for ages 8-12.

  • The Land of Stories series
    Colfer, Chris

    "Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about"-- Provided by publisher.

  • The Hero's Guide... (series)
    Healy, Christopher

    "The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Fairy Tale Reform School series
    Calotina, Jen

    When petty thief Gilly, who lives with five younger brothers and sisters in a run-down boot, gets caught stealing, she is sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School, where all of the teachers are former villains, including the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother.

  • Whatever After (series)
    Mlynowski, Sarah

    After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into different fairy tales.

  • Ever After High (series)

    At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them.

  • The Descendants (series)

    Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.

  • Twice Upon a Time (series)
    Mass, Wendy

    Featuring adaptations of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel

  • A Tale Dark & Grimm series
    Gidwitz, Adam

    Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk.

  • The Ever Afters series
    Bach, Shelby

    Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School.

  • Valiant
    McGuire, Sarah

    "A reimagined "Brave Little Tailor" about a clever young girl who saves her kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
    Morrison, Megan

    Rapunzel believes she is the luckiest person in Tyme, because Witch tells her so, but when Jack climbs into her tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Witch is not telling the whole truth and Rapunzel, driven by her anger and fear, descends to the ground for the first time.

  • Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella
    Morrison, Megan

    For generations the Charming men have been cursed, but now that the witch Envearia is dead the curse should be broken--however things are complicated at Charming Palace: King Clement is still nasty, Queen Maud has fled with the help of her son, Prince Dash, and Ella Coach (called Cinderella) would rather be at home sewing than living in the palace at Charming Prep school.

  • Charmed, I'm Sure
    Littman, Sarah

    Rosie, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, goes on a mission to become the fairest in the land, but a magical compact and a flashy makeover may be turning her into a wicked princess.

  • Fairest of Them All
    Littman, Sarah

    Sleeping Beauty's daughter, Aria, enters a fashion design competition against her mother's wishes, and when she pricks her finger on a cursed needle, she must figure out how to reverse the spell to prevent her family history from repeating.

  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
    Shurtliff, Liesl

    Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.

  • Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
    Shurtliff, Liesl

    "Followed by a wolf, a huntsman, and a porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red embarks on a quest to find a magical cure for her ailing grandmother"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Half Upon a Time
    Riley, James

    In the village of Giant's Hand Jack's grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess and get married, so when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and she tells Jack that her grandmother has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her.

  • The Wide-Awake Princess
    Baker, E. D.

    Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell.

  • Frogged
    Van Velde, Vivian

    When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.

  • Curse of the Thirteenth Fey
    Yolen, Jane

    Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.

  • Snow in Summer
    Yolen, Jane

    Recasts the tale of Snow White, setting it in West Virginia in the 1940s with a stepmother who is a snake-handler.

  • Princess of the Wild Swans
    Zahler, Diane

    Twelve-year-old Princess Meriel must sew shirts from stinging nettles in order to rescue her five older brothers from their evil stepmother's spell lest they remain swans forever. Inspired by the Andersen fairy tale, "The Wild Swans."

  • Sleeping Beauty's Daughters
    Zahler, Diane

    "Twelve-year-old Princess Aurora has been cursed to prick her finger and sleep for one hundred years, but befoer her fate can come to pass, she and her sister Luna embark on a perilous journey to find the fairy who can break the curse"-- Provided by publisher.